Experience a week of action-packed days of mixed winter activities in spectacular Arctic Sweden
If you’ve ever been curious about the Icehotel in Sweden, this is your chance to cross it off your list. Spend seven days adventuring in the Arctic with one night spent at the Icehotel.
The activities for the journey are mixed and your base camp will be deep in the heart of the Swedish Lapland. The area is characterized by frozen lakes, lush forests, and the wondrous Northern Lights.
- A week of fun in Arctic Sweden
- A night in the world famous Ice Hotel
- Learn about local Sami culture while visiting a reindeer herder
First up is an overnight in Lappis Lodge in Lappeasuando. You’ll enjoy a snowshoe excursion in your new winter surroundings as you begin to immerse in the beauty of the nature around you. Next up is ice fishing, snowmobiling, and dog sledding over frozen lakes. Finally, you’ll visit the Nutti Sami reindeer camp just outside of Jukkasjarvi. Enjoy a traditional Sami lunch, cooked over an open fire, and then meet and greet the reindeer.
At the Icehotel, you’ll take a tour of the fabulous and individually designed rooms, Absolut bar, and chapel.
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Why We Love This Adventure
- Action-packed break in Arctic Sweden
- Stay at the world-famous Icehotel
- Dogsled in silent forest trails and much more!
Please make an enquiry and we'll send you the full itinerary for each day including meals, activities, travel and accommodation.
Start Lappis Lodge, Lappeasuando. *Comfortable Hotel*.
After a hearty Swedish breakfast we have a little time to get familiar with our winter surroundings. In the afternoon we head out into the wilderness using snowshoes. This is the perfect way to get closer to nature as we break new trails through the snow, reaching those areas where the snowmobiles and skis could not (distance is around 8km although the route may change depending on conditions. Please note that in the December departures, due to shorter daylight hours, some of this snowshoe will be done in the dark). Out here, where there are no other sources of light, we have an excellent chance to see the incredible Northern Lights. *Comfortable Hotel*.
Today we begin the day with a spot of fishing. However, this is not fishing as we know it; this is traditional ice fishing. Through drilled holes in the ice you will be shown how to use the small ice fishing rods to, with any luck, catch what lurks beneath the ice. In the afternoon there is the opportunity to try the optional activity of snowmobiling. If you take this option then you will have a fantastic ride starting along the frozen Kaitum and Kalix Rivers. The route then takes a wide loop over lakes and through forests before arriving back at our base. Alternatively if snowmobiling is not for you then there are further activities available from the Lappis lodge (please see the 'optional excursion' section of the trip notes for more details). *Comfortable Hotel*.
Spend the morning learning the basics of dogsledding, and after an early lunch, you and your riding partner (you ride 2 to a sled) head out with your own team of 5 to 6 dogs. The dogs are well trained and extremely friendly, and most of all they love to pull sleds. Anyone worried about driving their sled can opt to sit back and enjoy the ride in the cosy passenger seat of their own sled while their riding partner does all the hard work. In deep snow you may need to help push the sled; if the trail is more compacted, the dogs can travel up to 15 or 20 km/h. Falls are not uncommon in the first hour or so. If you do fall, the only rule is 'don't let go of your sled', as the dogs don't stop to wait for you! The guide is also never far away and is on a snowmobile. Our night is spent in the wilderness in a simple lodge, nestled between the Kaitum and Kalix rivers. *Basic Hotel*.
Those who want to can rise early to help feed and water the dogs and get them ready and harnessed for the days sledding. We take a different route back to our homebase, with plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and the excitement of mushing your own team. Lunch is usually taken by a campfire by the side of the trail, in a simple cabin or sometimes back at base, depending on conditions. While on the forest trails keep your eyes peeled for Elk (Moose), Snow Grouse (Ptarmigan) or even Capercaille. *Comfortable Hotel*.
Today we transfer to the Nutti Sami reindeer camp outside Jukkasjarvi. After a traditional Sami lunch cooked over the fire we will meet, greet and feed the reindeer. This is a wonderful insight to the life and work as a reindeer herder and the indigenous Sami lifestyle. In the afternoon we will then transfer to the fabulous Icehotel with time for a guided tour of the individually designed rooms, chapel and Absolut ice bar. Our rooms are available from 6pm and dinner (not included in trip cost) is reserved in a nearby traditional homestead or the IceHotel restaurant depending on availability. *Comfortable Hotel*.
End trip after a hearty breakfast at the Icehotel's comfortable and warm restaurant.**
Price£1,999 Land Only - enquire for UK flight option
- All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners included
- All accommodation
- Transfers for group flights
- Full Arctic clothing
Trip Duration7 days
Start LocationLappis Lodge
End LocationLappis Lodge
Average Group Sizemin 4, max 12
All meals are included (dinner only on day 1, and breakfast only on day 7), except dinner on day 6, the night of the Icehotel, which is excluded.
This adventure can also be booked with UK return flights by the operator – to get prices, dates and availability for the flight option please complete an enquiry form today and mention your flight interest in the message section. Thanks!
Dates & Availability
- 16 Mar 2019 – 22 Mar 2019
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